The news isn’t for good, however, Sundance recently hosted the ShowWX Festival where pico projectors and random items were used as screens instead of the 200ft multiplex screen.
According to Stuff, the items used as screens for these pico projectors ranged from sheets of ice to a woman’s bare back.
The Showxx Festival showcased mostly indie movies including Ken Russell’s Boudica Bites Back and Delphinium, a coming age story by director Derek Jarman.
The two main feature screens were a 100-inch wall of ice that was intended to melt to the ground by the time the festival was over and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel lie-in theater where viewers would lay down to see the feature.
HP plans to market two mobile PC solutions this year – the tablet and a notebook with an integrated pico projector.
According to DigiTimes, Monty Wong, VP of HP in Taiwan, mentioned that HP also plans place the pico projector where the webcam is normally located.
The pico projector notebooks will mainly be produced by Quanta Computer and will launch after HP launches a few standalone pico projectors on to the market.
The idea isn’t new, however, and delays in production have been due to cooling solutions. We should be seeing news from HP soon.
CES 2010 – Las Vegas, Nevada – MSI unveils its concept prototype – the MSI Projector PC.
According to Engadget, the MSI Projector PC blasts HD video at about the quality of a micro projector. They also mention that the brightness is notably a step above the pico projector levels.
Essentially, the MSI Projector PC is a micro projector with a PC and DVD drive built in to it. The plan is to pair it with their wireless mouse and keyboard for living room use. The advantages are merely novelty as one can easily plug in a laptop or PC to most pico and micro projectors as it is. MSI conveniently bundles up the idea in to one small package.